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Methamphetamine

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Nicholas Barron

on 29 March 2017

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Transcript of Methamphetamine

What Is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine or Meth, is a powerful, highly addictive, Schedule II stimulant that is made from amphetamine and cooked with chemicals that affect the central nervous system.

By Nick Barron
History
Meth was developed in the early 20th century from amphetamine
Amphetamine
Was used in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers
What's the difference?
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Effects
Meth increases activity and talkativeness, decreases appetite, and a pleasurable sense of euphoria
Longer Lasting than amphetamine
Gets into the brain; makes more potent stimulent

Form
White Powder
odorless
Bitter-tasting crystalline powder
Dissolves easily in water or alcohol
Street Names
Meth
Chalk
Ice
Crystal
Crissy
Tina
Crank
Speed
Shards
Glass
Go
Paraphernalia
Corner-cut plastic bags
Hollowed out ink pens/half straws (for snorting)
Fact: The average age of Meth users is 19.7
Ingestion and Administration
ADMINISTRATION
Rarely prescribed and far lower doses than typically abused.
INGESTED
Smoked
Inhaled/snorted
injected
oral
Citations
Abuse, National Institute on Drug. "Methamphetamine." NIDA. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
"Methamphetamine: MedlinePlus." MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
"We Can Cook It Heisenberg meme." PandaWhale. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
"Walter White - WeKnowMemes Generator." WeKnowMemes - Meme Generator. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
Stopera, Dave. "The 27 Best "Breaking Bad" Memes." BuzzFeed. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
Identification
Colorimetric, meaning the test will indicate that the suspected substance is present or not present by changing color.
VS.
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